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Introduction to Law and Regulation Text and Materials

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ISBN-10: 0521685656

ISBN-13: 9780521685658

Edition: 2007

Authors: Bronwen Morgan, Karen Yeung, William Twining, Christopher McCrudden

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In recent years regulation has emerged as one of the most distinct and important fields of study in the social sciences, both for policy-makers and for scholars who require a theoretical framework that can be applied to any social sector. This timely textbook provides an accessible and critical introduction to the subject, mapping the framework of the law in regulation. Morgan and Yeung set out a diverse and stimulating selection of materials and give them context with a comprehensive and critical commentary. The title, by adopting an interdisciplinary approach, emphasises the role of the law in the broader social and political landscape, aiding understanding and making it an invaluable…    
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Book details

List price: $86.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Bronwen Morgan is Professor of Socio-legal Studies at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on the political economy of regulatory reform and global governance. She is the author of Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition (2003).

Preface and Acknowledgements
Figures
Introduction
Theories of regulation
Introduction
Public interest theories of regulation
Welfare economics approaches
Substantive political approaches
Procedural political approaches
The role of law in public interest theories of regulation
Discussion questions
Private interest theories of regulation
Political private interest approaches
Economic private interest approaches
The role of law in private interest theories
Discussion questions
Institutionalist theories of regulation
Tripartism
Regulatory space
Systems theory
The role of law in institutionalist approaches
Discussion questions
Conclusion
Regulatory instruments and techniques
Introduction
Understanding regulatory instruments
Command
Competition
Consensus
Communication
Code
Classification and hybridisation
Discussion questions
Instrument choice
Prescriptive approaches and tool-efficacy
Politics, legal culture and institutional variety
Discussion questions
Conclusion
Regulatory enforcement and compliance
Introduction
The limits of rules
Discussion questions
The enforcement of rules and agency behaviour
Observational studies of agency behaviour
Normative approaches to enforcement
Normative prescriptions developed from empirical observation
Value-based critiques of enforcement practices and prescriptions
Discussion questions
Public and private enforcement
Civil and criminal liability
Enforcement rights
Economic analysis of public and private enforcement
Public discretion and private rights
Discussion questions
Conclusion
Regulatory accountability and legitimacy
Introduction
Levels of theorising
Regulatory accountability
Discussion questions
Varying logics of regulatory legitimation
Discussion questions
Regulatory legitimacy and democracy: Between expertise and pluralism
Discussion questions
Decentred regulatory legitimacy: Beyond and above the state
Discussion questions
Conclusion
Regulation above and beyond the state
Overview
Theories of regulation
Public interest theories
Private interest theories
Institutionalist approaches
Conclusion
Techniques of regulation
Command
Competition
Consensus
Communication
Code
Complex hybrids and the role of law
Enforcement
Problems with rules
Public enforcement of supranational norms
Private and civil society enforcement
Enforcement through law
Non-legal enforcement mechanisms
Summary
Legitimation
Varying logics of regulatory legitimation
Conceptions of democracy and the role of law
Conclusion: Law's role in regulation above and beyond the state
Discussion questions
Conclusion
Index